On Tuesday morning, Buster Olney continued his rankings of the top players in baseball at each position. The Pittsburgh Pirates failed to get a top ten player in any of his first seven articles, which covered starting pitchers, relief pitchers, catchers and all four infield spots. Josh Harrison and Felipe Rivero were each mentioned among the "best of the rest", which is a small group just outside the top ten at each spot. Other than that, these rankings have looked bad for the Pirates.
On Tuesday, the shutout streak ended when the left fielder list came out and Starling Marte was ranked ninth overall. He ranks fourth for NL left fielders and second for NL Central left fielders behind Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals, who ranks first overall. That's a big drop for Marte, who Olney ranked f...
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